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23 February 2015
30 scholars attended the first Chevening Topical Talk of 2015 in which Andrew Honeyman, Head of Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Unit at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, demonstrated how the London 2012 Olympic Games were delivering on the legacy pledges that formed a crucial part of the winning bid. Read more
Topical Talk, London 2012, Olympic Games
IN GB
04 February 2015
More than 80 scholars travelled to Edinburgh for the inaugural Chevening Burns Night celebration. In collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, the scholars were treated to a fun evening of traditional Scottish poems and dancing at what is commonly known as a ceilidh, to celebrate the life of poet Robert Burns. The scholars were also able to sample haggis, one of the most famous Scottish delicacies. Danilo de Toledo Soares, a Chevening Scholar from Brazil, tells the story: Read more
Ceilidh, Haggis, Chevening Burns Night
GB
04 December 2014
16 Chevening Scholars based at Scottish universities were recently treated to a unique visit to the Scottish Parliament and Royal Society of Edinburgh. The event, organised by programme officer Gabriela Gavrila, was just one of a number of enrichment activities that will be put on by Chevening throughout the year. Mexican scholar Mariana Espinosa tells the tale: Read more
Scottish Parliament, First Minister last speech
GB
01 December 2014
More than 40 scholars from around the UK met in London on 26 November for the first of this year’s Chevening Topical Talks. Topical Talks are Chevening’s annual lecture series which allow scholars unique access to experts in different fields of work in the UK. Each talk features a panel of speakers, and scholars are encouraged to ask questions on the talks. Wednesday’s talk was at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, in Westminister, London, with the talk centred on the UK economy and immigration. Read more
Economy, Debate
GB
05 November 2014
The third edition of the annual ‘Chevening TALKS’ took place at the British residence earlier this week. Chevening Scholars and other leaders attending the event, listened to Alberto Crescenti, director of SAME (Emergency Service of Buenos Aires City), Carlos Guyot, deputy editor of newspaper La Nación, and Alec Oxenford, internet entrepreneur and founder of OLX.com who explored different perspectives of leadership from a variety of sectors. Read more
Chevening Talks, Leadership
AR
28 October 2014
After the major success that #MyCheveningJourney has been, we’ve decided to keep it going and are now launching the Tea at No. 10 photo competition. Read more
Tea at No.10, Photo competition
GB
27 October 2014
More than 600 Chevening Scholars have come together at the 2014/2015 Orientation Event held on Saturday 25 October at Queen Elizabeth II Conference centre. Welcomed by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, scholars had the opportunity to meet their programme officer and participate in a wide range of activities throughout the day. They learned about their scholarship essentials and what it will be like to live in the UK, and enjoyed guest speeches delivered by BBC World Service’s Dan Damon and Chevening Alumnus Hayati Yarkadas from Turkey. Read more
Welcome Event, Orientation
GB
29 September 2014
There has never been a better time to apply for a Chevening Award. The Chevening team in Kenya are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who wish to study Public Policy and Governance, International Law, Energy/Environment, Human Rights and Journalism. To support candidates with completing an application, the Chevening team in Nairobi will hold an Open Day. Date: 13 October 2014Time: 09:30 – 11:30Venue: British Council, Upper Hill Road, Nairobi, Kenya Read more
Applications, Open day
KE
22 September 2014
Seven Mongolian students were awarded Chevening Scholarships for 2014/2015, the highest number in the history of the scheme. On 10 August 2014, the British Ambassador to Mongolia, Christopher Stuart, hosted a farewell event for the seven successful Chevening Scholars from Mongolia on the eve of their departure to the UK. Read more
Opportunity, Departure event
MN GB
16 September 2014
British High Commissioner, Robert W Gibson recently had the honour of hosting 2014/2015 Chevening Scholars and Alumni at his residence to mark 30 years of the programme.  Past and present scholars mingled and discussed their experiences in the UK and expectations for the next 12 months studying at some of the world’s best universities. During the evening High Commissioner Gibson highlighted the importance of the programme and the great regard Chevening Scholars are held locally in Bangladesh and around the world. Read more
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